Installations manual ExpandIO 6x PCIe Gen2 Backplane

Please read this manual carefully, it will help you to install and set up your Digital Devices product properly.

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The product is suited for use in PC-systems only.

Please read the following safety instructions carefully to avoid damage to persons or the product during use. Also obey the instructions in your PC manual.

Please provide the manual to people who carry out an upgrade or upgrade (also in case of resale).

Important safety instructions

  • Installation requires knowledge with PC systems and may only be carried out by experienced users and trained staff.
  • Never allow children to play with electrical appliances. They can not recognize hazards.

Disconnect your PC from the power supply before doing any work, and then wait a few minutes for all components to cool down before performing any work. There is a risk of electric shock when connecting to the power supply, which can be fatal.

  • The power plug must be accessible in order to allow disconnection from the power supply in case of danger.
  • Never bridge connections in the system or the power supply fuse, as there is a risk of electric shock.

Hazard information to work on your PC

  • Do not plug or unplug any cables when the PC is switched on (not even the antenna cable).
  • You should statically discharge prior to any work, for example by touching a grounded object.
  • Use only components and cables in perfect original condition. Defective devices and cables must be replaced.
  • Use the card only at the intended connections (PCI Express or data port) and do not apply force during installation
  • The card / module must not come into contact with moisture or chemical solvents. Cards / modules which come into contact with liquid are to be sorted out.
  • On no account use tools (e.g. screwdrivers) to reach hardly accessible places in the PC. Power supplies carry voltage even after being switched off, therefore there is a risk of (lethal) electric shock.
  • Small parts such as screws can cause short circuits and should therefore not be located inside the PC.
  • Do not use the card / module and PC outdoors. Cables for indoor use must not be used outdoors.In the event of problems, defects or questions, please contact your supplier.

Disclaimer of liability

The following points will result in the loss of liability, guarantee and warranty claims:

  • Use of defective or modified parts and cables. Or parts and cables which have come in contact with liquids
  • Failure to comply to safety instructions or installation by non-qualified persons
  • Use of non-approved replacement parts

Electromagnetic compatibility and disposal

  • The guidelines for electromagnetic compatibility must be adhered to when connecting the TV card / module.
  • Electrical components must be disposed properly and do not belong in the household refuse.

Product features

Product category

Supported operating systems

  • Linux (Kernel 2.6.34 or higher)
  • Microsoft Windows® XP(SP3), 7, 8, 8.1, 10; (32/64 Bit)

System requirements

Enviroment and safety

  • RoHS compliant
  • WEEE compliant
  • Manufactured and designed according to European ISO / DIN guidelines and environmental standards.

Scope of supply

  • Manual (on CD)


Vorbereitung, Hinweise

  • Trennen Sie die Stromversorgung Ihres Systems.
  • Platzieren Sie das System und die Bauteile auf einer standfesten Unterlage, so dass Sie alle Bauteile bequem erreichen können.

Hinweis: Um einen elektrischen Kurzschluss zu vermeiden, sollten neu erworbene Geräte und Karten erst in Betrieb genommen werden, wenn sie die Umgebungstemperatur angenommen haben.


  • Setzen Sie die DIP-Schalter auf Ihrer Backplane der Kabellänge entsprechend.

(Siehe Abbildung)

  • Setzen Sie dann ihre PCIe-Karte(n) in die Backplane ein.
  • Suchen Sie einen geeigneten PCIe-Slot und entfernen dort das Slotblech
  • Halten Sie die PCIe-Karte am Slotblech und stecken sie senkrecht in einen freien PCI Express Steckplatz der Backplane. Achten Sie darauf, keine umliegenden Bauteile zu beschädigen.
  • Schrauben Sie das Slotblech fest, so dass die Karte fixiert wird.
  • Wiederholen Sie die vorigen Schritte, wenn Sie mehrere Karten einsetzen möchten
  • Verschrauben Sie den Einbaurahmen in den Laufwerkseinschüben
  • Schließen Sie die Datenkabel an die Datenanschlüsse der Backplane an
  • Schließen Sie die Datenkabel an die Anschlüsse des Hostadapters an. Beachten Sie die Reihenfolge, wenn Sie weniger als die vier Anschlüsse verbinden.
  • Achten Sie darauf, dass die Kabel im Verlauf nicht geknickt werden und nicht in Lüfter geraten können.
  • Sie können bei Bedarf bis zu zwei PWM-gesteuerte Lüfter an die Backplane anschließen, um Ihre PCIe-Karten zu kühlen.

Achtung: Bauartbedingt ist die Belüftung bei Vollausbau schwierig.

  • Neben den PCIe-Express-Slots befinden sich Status-LEDs. Diese zeigen Ihnen für die jeweilige gesteckte PCIe-Karte die Link-Geschwindigkeit wie folgt an:
  • PCIe Gen1: LED blinkt
  • PCIe Gen2: LED leuchtet dauerhaft
  • Stecken Sie die SATA-Stromverbindung zur Stromversorgung. Stellen Sie sicher, dass die Stromaufnahme der PCIe-Karten zu den Leistungsdaten Ihres Netzteils passt.
  • Verschrauben Sie Ihr PC-Gehäuse und stellen alle externen Verbindungen wieder her
  • Schalten Sie Ihr System ein

Imprint & contact

Inquiries from OEM and industrial customers

Digital Devices GmbH

Eckhard Stock

Mittelstrasse 5/5A

12529 Berlin Schönefeld


Company registration number: HRB 14007 CB in Cottbus

VAT Id No.: DE 266 587 135


Management +49 (0) 89-43759192

Customer Hotline +49 (0) 2065-6989930


Inquiries from distributors, retailers and end users

Digital Devices Distribution GmbH

Norbert Auge

An der Geis 67

D-47228 Duisburg

Company registration number: HRB 21725 in Duisburg

VAT Id No.: DE 269 963 931


Head office +49 (0) 2065-6989930

Fax +49 (0) 2065-6989999

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Product support and advice

Support form: Produktsupport Digital Devices

Phone: +49 (0)2065 - 6989930 (Mon-Fri 09:00 - 18:00 Uhr)

Digital Devices product portfolio

The Cine series TV cards are the basic products for various Digital Devices solutions. Our Dual Tuners can easily be enhanced with different tuner- and CI-modules to accommodate multiple variations.

Whereas the Octopus series is aimed at the characteristic demands of specific TV tuner environments.

Combinations with CI expansions as well as external solutions are an example of our flexible modular design within the DVB product range.

The DuoFlex series complements the Cine series by incorporating various expansion modules (Tuner, CI) via ribbon cable (No additional PCIe slot required).

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